President and CEO
Applied Technology and Engineering, P.C.
545 Panorama Road
Earlysville, VA 22936
Dr. O'Neal's diverse professional experience includes positions with the federal government, municipal government, academia, industry and consulting. Prior to becoming a consultant, Dr. O'Neal's work focused on operations. This experience included supervision of operations at the UOSA advance wastewater treatment plant and management of environmental activities for a division of Burlington Industries. These positions provided a unique perspective on operational concerns which has influenced the approach used in providing consulting services.
After leaving Burlington Industries, Dr. O'Neal founded Applied Technology and Engineering, P.C. (AT&E). As a consultant, Dr. O'Neal has provided a wide range of environmental services including: environmental impact studies, permitting, water quality modeling, wastewater and water treatment plant evaluations, laboratory treatability studies, pilot studies, engineering feasibility studies and design of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Dr. O'Neal is widely recognized as an international expert on biological treatment of industrial wastewater and has extensive experience in the textile industry. Environmental services have been performed in many countries outside the United States including: Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, Columbia, Belgium, Italy, Scotland, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Fundamental work has been performed for the textile and other industrial clients in areas of color removal, toxicity reduction, metals speciation, waste minimization and assessment of manufacturing process changes to achieve environmental compliance standards. Dr. O’Neal has participated in ISO 14000 audits and has completed auditor training. Municipal clients have benefited from Dr. O'Neal's industrial experience by his ability to assist in optimizing wastewater treatment operations which are impacted by industrial dischargers and in identifying industrial pretreatment requirements. In 1998, Dr. O’Neal accepted a research position with the Institute of Textile Technology (ITT) and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1999 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2001. His focus at ITT was to provide environmental research and consulting services to textile and other industries. AT&E consulting services were provided concurrently with his tenure at ITT.
In addition to his practical experience, Dr. O'Neal has served as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in water and wastewater treatment theory and technology. While at ITT, he served as Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University.
Dr. O'Neal received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1987 from the University of Virginia and holds professional engineering licenses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Rhode Island.
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